Results of the App Installer Meeting

Duncan Mac-Vicar P. dmacvicar at
Sat Jan 29 07:09:38 PST 2011

On 01/27/2011 05:00 PM, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 27 January 2011 15:48, seth vidal<skvidal at>  wrote:
>> okay - but is that the info you want in the metadata or does it make
>> sense to have a single link to refer them to more information?
> Yes, this is why it might be better to punt this kinda of data to the
> OCS server and for it not to be in the metadata at all.

I think offline is a nice feature, but limiting our design to fully 
support offline is like previous designs that assumed that web browsers 
were limited.

Nowadays, for the use-case we are pursuing, it is hard to imagine a 
computer to be useful at all without a connection. I think it would be 
better that we not FAIL miserably if there is no network, but that we 
design the system for a connected computer.

This could mean, put the minimal info in appdata.xml so that we can 
display a useful entry. Leave the rest to OCS. We may do hacks like once 
we get nice descriptions from OCS we immediately index it in Xapian, to 
improve offline searches, for example.


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